#293 The Best of Liver Tests with Dr. Elliot Tapper

Sep 06, 2021, 07:00 AM

Take a walk through Liver Land with Dr. Elliot Tapper (@ebtapper on Twitter) as we stroll through the best of liver tests. Once differentiating a hepatocellular versus cholestatic injury picture, Dr. Tapper shares some targeted labs to help with etiology, as well as what to do with those pesky isolated lab abnormalities. On top of that, we review common causes of severe acute liver disease and issues in pregnancy. Join us, and you’ll be writing more accurate notes as Dr. Tapper schools us on what “liver function tests” really mean!
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  • Written and Produced by: Elena Gibson MD 
  • Cover Art and Infographic: Kate Grant MD; Elena Gibson MD 
  • Hosts: Stuart Brigham MD; Matthew Watto MD, FACP; Paul Williams MD, FACP  
  • Editor: Emi Okamoto MD  (written materials); Clair Morgan of nodderly.com
  • Guest: Elliot Tapper MD 

Sponsor: BetterHelp

Sponsor: Panacea Financial

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Show Segments
  • Intro, disclaimer, guest bio
  • Guest one-liner
  • Definitions of liver enzymes, liver function tests  
  • Patterns of acute liver injury
  • Drug-induced liver injury    
  • Isolated alkaline phosphatase elevation 
  • Isolated total bilirubin elevation 
  • Livery Injury During Pregnancy 
  • Acute liver failure
  • Outro